• Dell expands four-socket server portfolio; introduces its most powerful four-socket server featuring highly scalable processing, memory and internal storage
  • Powerful and reliable, the Dell PowerEdge R930 is ideal for customers migrating to more innovative x86 platforms from proprietary UNIX  

Dell today announced an expansion of its 13th generation PowerEdge servers including the PowerEdge R930, Dell’s most powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications such as in-memory databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Once the domain of UNIX systems, these enterprise applications are increasingly shifting to x86 platforms for increased innovation, additional capabilities and lower total cost of ownership.
The global x86 server market has grown more than 600 percent since Dell first introduced the PowerEdge portfolio roughly 20 years ago, while the non-x86 market has been on a constant decline – shrinking 70 percent between 2000 and 2013. Even with the declines, the non-x86 market presents a $9.1 billion (USD) addressable market in 2015(1). With the PowerEdge R930, along with Dell software and services, many of these non-x86 customers can migrate from UNIX to Linux with ease and move to a more innovative, future-ready data center.

"As our business continued to grow, our previous system was getting slow, hard to manage and unreliable," said Gan Desheng, manager sub-division, Information Management, Ameco Beijing. "We were looking for a new system to keep up with our business needs and decided to migrate from RISC to x86 servers. By moving from IBM’s P-series UNIX systems to Dell’s PowerEdge R9-series servers we were able to reduce our total cost of ownership by nearly 50 percent, achieve 99.99 percent system availability and improve our performance of systems running the SAP® ERP application by 3.5 times."

PowerEdge R930 built for performance, scalability, reliability and manageability

The PowerEdge R930 rack server can flexibly scale to optimize transactions and operations while reducing latency. It enables customers to:

  • Flexibly scale workloads by bringing storage closer to compute and leveraging industry-leading storage scalability and a large memory footprint. The PowerEdge R930 features the future Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs.
    • Dell was the first to ship NVMe PCIe SSDs and it’s now offering industry leading capacity with the new 3.2TB PCIe SSD. Dell PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs deliver ultra-high performance, front loading, hot pluggable 2.5-inch devices, providing up to 10 times more input /output operations per second (IOPS) over traditional SSDs(3).
    • Customers can also leverage a mix of HDDs and SAS SSDs with SanDisk DAS Cache to reduce the price by 23 percent compared to an all SSD configuration while improving performance by 9 times of an all HDD configuration(4).
    Protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications with built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, such as Dell’s exclusive Fault Resilient Memory.

Reduce configuration time by up to 99 percent and reduce time on manual inventory by up to 91 percent(5). IT administrators can also receive higher levels of automation and monitor and remediate data center situations from a hand-held device anywhere in the world with Dell’s recently updated OpenManage systems management portfolio.

Dell helps customers quickly deploy applications with pre-integrated and pre-engineered appliances

Organizations are increasingly turning to leading databases and analytics platforms such as Oracle 12c and SAP HANA running on Linux and x86 platforms. The PowerEdge R930 will serve as the hardware foundation for these appliances and integrated systems, helping customers speed time-to-value and maximize IT resource efficiency.

  • For customers who want to gain business insight in real-time by leveraging SAP HANA into their IT environment with little or no configuration, Dell offers Dell Engineered Solutions for SAP HANA. This appliance will be updated to include SAP HANA pre-integrated and pre-configured on Dell PowerEdge R930 servers to help customers deploy applications faster, scale up and down easier and better manage infrastructure and workload delivery.
  • For customers who are experiencing bottlenecks in OLTP performance, the Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD) built with Dell PowerEdge R930 servers will offer acceleration for any database infrastructure.
  • For customers who want a quick and simple path to standing up Oracle 12c, Dell is updating its Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle Database with the PowerEdge R930. This pre-engineered, pre-configured and pre-racked combination of DAAD and the PowerEdge R930 servers will help customers migrate to and accelerate current Oracle 12c environments.

Dell expands four-socket server portfolio

Dell provides one of the most dense, scalable, manageable and flexible four-socket portfolios in the market. In addition to the PowerEdge R930 rack server, Dell is updating its PowerEdge VRTX and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms, and introducing the PowerEdge FC830 and the PowerEdge M830 blade server as part of Dell’s 13th generation of PowerEdge servers.

The PowerEdge M830 and FC830 servers are designed to meet the performance needs for workloads in database, technical computing and virtualized environments while enabling the flexibility, scalability and manageability customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise. The PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, half-height four-socket server block for the PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organizations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. The PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full height, four-socket blade server.

Both the PowerEdge FC830 and PowerEdge M830 feature the future Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v3 product family and include Dell’s leading systems management capabilities.


"The PowerEdge R930 certainly has the power, capacity and reliability required to meet most business needs. But what’s more important is Dell’s ecosystem approach to solving customers pain points, not just the hardware," said Dan Harrington, research director, 451 Research. "Customers are increasingly looking to purpose-built appliances that can be deployed quickly and reliably for applications such as SAP HANA. Dell’s high end x86 portfolio not only provides the solid hardware platform for this, but also the software and services ecosystem required to manage complex scenarios such as the ongoing industry migration from UNIX to Linux.  In addition to this, Dell’s long standing relationships with channel partners and key system integrators – such as Accenture, Deloitte and Atos – provides the right mix of capabilities to tackle those projects."

"Dell servers are consistently pushing the boundaries when it comes to accelerating application performance, powering workloads in any environment and simplifying systems management so that customers can focus on their business," said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, general manager and vice president, Dell Server Solutions. "The PowerEdge R930, our powerhouse server, and our entire four-socket server portfolio are the latest examples of how we’re providing our customers with the technology they need to address the business needs of today and tomorrow."
Availability and Additional Information:

  • Additional information and availability will be shared when the future Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v3 and E5-4600 v3 product families are announced.
  • Dell’s full four-socket server portfolio will be sold direct and via channel partners.
  • For more information, please visit www.dell.com/accelerate.

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  1. According to IDC Q4 2014 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker
  2. Based on performance numbers from the Storage Networking Industry Association in August 2014, using Intel S3700 SATA SSD and Express Flash results.
  3. Based on preliminary results from the "Dell PowerEdge R930 Oracle Acceleration Study," a study by Principled Technologies, April 2015 commissioned by Dell. Going from an HDD configuration to a mix of HDD+SSD+SanDisk DAS Cache yields a 9x performance improvement. Going from an SDD configuration to a mix of HDD+SSD+SanDisk DAS Cache yields a 23% price reduction.  Pricing for a 1.2TB 10K SAS Drive was used in place of the 900GB that was tested on, as the 900GB is not available for purchase with 13G PowerEdge.
  4. Based on September 2014 Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell, "Simplifying systems management with Dell OpenManage on 13G Dell PowerEdge servers." Time savings calculation based on one server.